Evicted under the World Bank’s Watch

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Forcible demolition of 34 Watta homes when court case was ongoing, September 2014. Photograph by Selvaraj Rajasegar.

“We were removed from our homes by force. The Army officers told us that they will bulldoze our houses whether we move out or not. They told us that we can either take these apartments or live on the street”.

via Evicted under the World Bank’s Watch.

‘Low-carb diets are crazy’: a master baker shares his secrets for making and eating bread | Life and style | The Guardian

“All the people, they can buy bread, a good piece of bread. Sometimes it’s a little more expensive but it’s not a lot. So when I go to a bakery and I see the morning that the homeless can buy our bread and they are happy to eat that, I’m just happy because I think you need to find a way [to feed all the people] and all the people need to be happy with that. So we have two different types of customer in our shop. It’s just beautiful.”

via ‘Low-carb diets are crazy’: a master baker shares his secrets for making and eating bread | Life and style | The Guardian.

I’m tired of hijab. — Firsthand Stories — Medium

Being a hijabi is tough. It really is. There are days I wish for nothing more than to take it off. Days when I just want to be like everyone else. I don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb. I don’t want to be different.

It’s just covered hair to you. That is all. No more, no less.

The fascination with it is crazy.

Behind the veil.

Beneath the veil.

Unveiling the Muslim woman.

*ooooooooh insert Aladdin music here.*

Let it be. You don’t have to understand why I wear it.

via I’m tired of hijab. — Firsthand Stories — Medium.

Three-quarters of supermarket chickens contaminated with campylobacter

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Tests show Asda worst for potentially lethal bug, but FSA reports signs of progress after naming and shaming retailers

Nearly three-quarters of fresh chickens in supermarkets and butchers are contaminated with the potentially lethal food-poisoning bug campylobacter, according to the final results of a year-long testing programme published by the Food Standards Agency.

The cumulative results for samples taken between February 2014 and February 2015 show that 73% of poultry is contaminated with the bacteria, and 19% of chickens are heavily contaminated.

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via Three-quarters of supermarket chickens contaminated with campylobacter.